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20-year-old Eric Jamal Johnson has been arrested on a military base in Arizona for the shooting death of 20-year-old Sarah Mutschlechner, a University of North Texas student. According to Denton Police Officer Shane Kizer, the suspect had been seen earlier with a gun and...
Uber, Lyft and other transportation network company drivers have a new law to abide by this year while they're on the way to pick you up and drive you around. One of the new laws in effect this week requires drivers who work for Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to carry...
A federal official says immigration agents conducted raids in several states over the weekend and detained 121 adults and children who have been slated for deportation. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement Monday that those detained in the...
Authorities say Houston surgeons removed a hammer from a woman's head after she was attacked in Southeast Texas. The Houston Chronicle reports that sheriff's deputies in Chambers County found 29-year-old Lee Ann Bridges on Sunday afternoon after being sent to investigate an...
Federal prosecutors say a member of a border militia has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after being found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm on two separate occasions. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Kevin Lyndel Massey was sentenced Monday to 41...
The mother of a fugitive 18-year-old known for using an "affluenza" defense in a drunken-driving case was expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom for an extradition hearing on Tuesday. Prosecutors are likely to ask that Tonya Couch be extradited to Texas. Couch was...
Former Dallas school board member Mike Morath has taken over as head of the Texas Education Agency. According to a Texas Education Agency: Mike Morath was administered the oath of office today in Austin to become the new Commissioner of Education for the State of Texas...
A new Texas state law that counts the school year by minutes instead of days means local school districts could add extra days off for both students and staff. The Dallas Morning News reports the state law requires students to be at school for 75,600 minutes instead of 180 days...
More than 100 fees related to agriculture production are going up this year in Texas, but the added costs to produce food likely won't be passed on to consumers. The Victoria Advocate reports that Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, when disclosing the fees in an October letter...